The Storming of the Capitol and the New War on TerrorThe recent mob action the Capitol has been described by some of the most powerful news and media organizations in the U.S. as a coup and an insurrection. Many liberals have been quick to take up similar articulations, and have generally been receptive to the idea that what seems to have been mostly a ragtag bunch of conspiracy theorists and hooligans that broke into the Capitol building (with assistance from the Capitol Police) are a real threat to Biden’s confirmation as President and to “our democracy.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 10:36:26 EST
The 2020 Election and Lesser EvilismHow much will this election really change? We’ve heard that this election could stop fascism, and that the future of this country hinges on our vote. Is this really true? This election has been framed as the most important in U.
Wed, 04 Nov 2020 10:34:14 EST
U.S. Ruling Elite Maneuver to Repress, Coopt George Floyd ProtestsThe U.S. protests against police brutality and white supremacy have inspired the people of this country and the world. In nearly every major city across the country, people have risen up to protest the murder of George Floyd and the larger system of police brutality.
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:51:55 EST
Event: The Naxalite Movement in India: History, Present Struggles, And Future ProspectsUpcoming event: July 3rd at 8:00PM EST N. Venugopal will present a talk on the past, present, and future of the Naxalite movement. He is a social activist and the editor of a Telugu-language political economy journal called Veekshanam, and he has written extensively about social movements in India.
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 12:18:13 EST
Anti-Lockdown Protests: A Display of New Blends of Right Wing UnityOver the last couple of weeks right-wing anti-lockdown protests have occurred throughout the country. The protesters' basic demand is the lifting of shelter-in-place orders against the recommendations of public health officials. In order to understand the nature of these protests, it is essential to analyze a few somewhat contradictory aspects of these demonstrations not typically covered in mass media and social media.
Mon, 25 May 2020 11:02:53 EST
After Cops Harass NYC May Day Rallies, Mayor Bans All ProtestsOn Monday, on the heels of coordinated police action against worker solidarity rallies in NYC, Mayor De Blasio announced a ban on all public protests in New York . A day after May Day rallies, the police broke up a protest against Samaritan’s Purse for its anti-gay anti-Muslim stands.
Sun, 10 May 2020 19:49:22 EST
May Day: Politicians and Police Attempt to Shutdown Several Worker Protests in New YorkMultiple demonstrations were held in New York City’s outer boroughs, starting in Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx in commemoration of May Day—international workers' day. Several of the protests converged on Governor Cuomo’s Manhattan office. However, police attempted to block the demonstrations, causing protests to break up at times, and forcing organizers to take alternate routes.
Sun, 03 May 2020 21:23:40 EST
Billionaire Dissident Detained in China, the NY Times Criticizes Mao In TurnIn an article on the detention of Chinese dissident real estate mogul Ren Zhiqiang, the Times wrote that President Xi Jinping “declared that all Chinese news media had to serve the party. No Chinese leader since Mao Zedong had made that obligation so explicit.
Mon, 27 Apr 2020 20:57:11 EST
The Disproportionate Impact of Covid 19 on Black CommunitiesThe COVID-19 virus has continued to spread globally as the United States claims the highest amount of confirmed cases. With 2.5 million+ confirmed cases and over 170,000 deaths worldwide, and 800,000+ confirmed cases and almost 45,000 deaths in the U.S. alone, it does not look like the pandemic is ending anytime soon.
Tue, 21 Apr 2020 15:23:22 EST
As Virus Spreads, Colleges Punt Students and Keep Their CashDue to the Coronavirus pandemic, universities all across the country have closed down, leading to the eviction of students from on-campus housing and a transition from face-to-face courses to an online format. Across the country at universities like Columbia University, University of Arizona, University of California Irvine, Lehigh University, Yale and others, students have been demanding refunds for tuition, housing, and unused meal plans and have cast doubts about the effectiveness of online courses.
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:55:34 EST